Jo Leinen

Jo Leinen has been an S&D member of the European Parliament, representing SPS (Germany) during twenty years (1999-2019). Jo served also as the President of the European Movement, a network of organisations mobilizing citizens and advocating European integration since 1948.

New horizons for a Political Europe

We are living in a moment of great changes in the personal life of many citizens, as well as in the political life of our societies in Europe. The digital revolution is transforming communication and political debate alike. The decarbonisation of all our activities will be an extraordinary challenge for the industry as for every …

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Making the UN more inclusive and democratic

The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year (UN75). Secretary-General António Guterres has invited everybody to discuss and propose measures for “renewing and strengthening” the world organisation. Notably, a UN Parliamentary Assembly and a World Citizens’ Initiative could be measures that increase its democratic base. Many papers and debates around UN75 focus on …

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The Spanish repetition of the COP15 in Copenhagen

The disaster of COP15 in Copenhagen repeated itself ten years . Egoistic national interests are still blocking the necessary consensus.

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Climate Justice emergency also at COP25

Climate Justice : the poor should not have to pay the bill while the rich have the money to continue a wasteful lifestyle.

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